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GTX 1050ti on an Acer Aspire 300W PSU?

Hello! I am looking to build or buy a new gaming PC to replace an old one getting poor FPS in new titles.

 

I need fast single core performance for the tasks I use, so I wanted to get a 7th generation i3. Surprisingly, pre built computers are cheaper than building them in my case.

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B071DM6TWM/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1509910515&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=i3+7100+desktop&dpPl=1&dpID=413i3y%2BxwHL&ref=plSrch I was planning on buying this computer for $350. It has a 300W power supply, and it is a standard, replaceable ATX PSU.

 

I was also planning on getting a GTX 1050ti that does not require an extra power connector.

 

Would the internal 300W PSU be sufficient, or will I need to immediately buy a new one. On paper, it should work, but I know little of the quality of Acer's PSUs.

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The unit is from FSP, who are known for making quality PSUs for the most part. 300W should be sufficient for a GTX 1050 Ti as well, since it is only a ~75W card and the rest of the system shouldn't consume more than 150W.

 

However, if you live in the US, building your own PC would actually end up being a bit cheaper, and you could get a higher wattage, better PSU. Windows is $30 because you can get it for that much from Kinguin.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i3-7100 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($106.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($29.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: AMD - R7 Performance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($56.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($43.78 @ OutletPC) 
Case: Rosewill - FBM-05 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($18.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($37.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($30.00) 
Total: $324.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-05 14:50 EST-0500

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4 minutes ago, TheSLSAMG said:

The unit is from FSP, who are known for making quality PSUs for the most part. 300W should be sufficient for a GTX 1050 Ti as well, since it is only a ~75W card and the rest of the system shouldn't consume more than 150W.

 

However, if you live in the US, building your own PC would actually end up being a bit cheaper, and you could get a higher wattage, better PSU. Windows is $30 because you can get it for that much from Kinguin.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i3-7100 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($106.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($29.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: AMD - R7 Performance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($56.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($43.78 @ OutletPC) 
Case: Rosewill - FBM-05 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($18.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($37.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($30.00) 
Total: $324.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-05 14:50 EST-0500

That motherboard is not compatible with the CPU unless the bios was previously updated, which is nearly impossible to know. 7th generation motherboards are a bit more expensive.

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Just now, ImmortalAmpharos said:

That motherboard is not compatible with the CPU unless the bios was previously updated, which is nearly impossible to know. 7th generation motherboards are a bit more expensive.

At $30, the boards should be selling fast enough to where the board you get is updated. But if you're really worried about it:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i3-7100 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($106.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($49.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: AMD - R7 Performance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($56.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($43.78 @ OutletPC) 
Case: Rosewill - FBM-05 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($18.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($37.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($30.00) 
Total: $344.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-05 14:58 EST-0500

 

Now you're at a dollar more, but you get better quality components and hardware compatibility.

Main Rig: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X | RAM: 32GB (2x16GB) KLEVV CRAS XR RGB DDR4-3600 | Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE | Storage: 1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus, 2TB ADATA SX8200 Pro (SM2262EN), 512GB SKHynix PC401 | GPU: EVGA RTX 3080 FTW3 ULTRA HYBRID | Cooling: EK-AIO Elite 360 D-RGB | Case: Corsair 5000D Airflow (White) | PSU: Seasonic Focus GM-850

 

Server: CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X | RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming | Storage: 512GB SKHynix PC401 NVMe, 4TB Seagate IronWolf, 128GB Samsung NVMe, 1.2TB ioDrive2 PCIe SSD | GPU: MSI GeForce 210 | Cooling: AMD Wraith Spire | Case: NZXT H500 (Black) | PSU: NZXT C 750W (Gold)

 

Tribute: CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 840 | RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3-1600 | Motherboard: eMachines DA061L-3D | Storage: 256GB Crucial MX100, 1TB Toshiba X300 | GPU: EVGA 8400 GS 1GB | Cooling: Stock | Case: eMachines EL1352 | PSU: Delta 220W

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27 minutes ago, ImmortalAmpharos said:

That motherboard is not compatible with the CPU unless the bios was previously updated, which is nearly impossible to know. 7th generation motherboards are a bit more expensive.

Skylake is quite old news at this point. If the motherboard has an option for updated Intel microcode then it has been applied by now.

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33 minutes ago, TheSLSAMG said:

The unit is from FSP, who are known for making quality PSUs for the most part. 300W should be sufficient for a GTX 1050 Ti as well, since it is only a ~75W card and the rest of the system shouldn't consume more than 150W.

 

However, if you live in the US, building your own PC would actually end up being a bit cheaper, and you could get a higher wattage, better PSU. Windows is $30 because you can get it for that much from Kinguin.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i3-7100 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($106.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($29.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: AMD - R7 Performance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($56.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($43.78 @ OutletPC) 
Case: Rosewill - FBM-05 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($18.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($37.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($30.00) 
Total: $324.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-05 14:50 EST-0500

Swap the S12 for a Corsair CX450 and you've got my vote.

|PSU Tier List /80 Plus Efficiency| PSU stuff if you need it. 

My system: PCPartPicker || For Corsair support tag @Corsair Josephor @Corsair Nick || My 5MT Legacy GT Wagon ||

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